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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 75.0 to the release channel today.  The update included five (5) security updates of which three (3) are high and two (2) are moderate in severity.

Also released was Firefox ESR Version 68.7.

Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

Security Updates
Release Notes

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Security Software Programs / Re: hpHOSTS Updates
« on: April 06, 2020, 11:51:05 PM »
Thanks, Tim.  If you talk to Steve, please give him my regards and thank him for the years he dedicated to hpHOSTS. 

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LandzDown Lounge / Happy 45th Birthday, Microsoft!
« on: April 04, 2020, 05:23:19 PM »
Via Twitter
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Who wants a slice of cake? 🎂

On this day in 1975, Microsoft was born.



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Mozilla sent Firefox Version 74.0.1 and Firefox ESR Version 68.6.1 to the release channel today. The update included two (2) security updates both rated critical.

Critical
Update: To get the update now, select "Help" from the Firefox menu, then pick "About Firefox." Mac users need to select "About Firefox" from the Firefox menu. If you do not use the English language version, Fully Localized Versions are available for download.

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Dev channel update to 83.0.467.0 is live

In addition to the usual fixes and improvements, the update includes one noteworthy new feature:
  • Added the ability to resume a download from the Downloads management page.

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From Update on Stable channel releases for Microsoft Edge - Microsoft Edge Blog:

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Updated 3/31/2020 – Following the updated Chromium schedule, we are adjusting our schedule for upcoming Microsoft Edge releases and cancelling the version 82 release. Microsoft Edge 81 will release to Stable in early April, followed by an early release of Microsoft Edge 83 in mid-May.

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LandzDown Lounge / Re: Beautiful songs
« on: March 31, 2020, 12:50:40 PM »
We all need this right now:

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Don't give up
Someone is with you
 
Like stars across the sky
We were born to shine
And in order to shine
You will have to win

And then, you will win!

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Microsoft released an out-of-band update that addresses the following issue for Windows 10 Versions 1909, 1903, 1803 and 1709:

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"Addresses an issue that might display a limited or no internet connection status in the notification area on devices that use a manual or auto-configured proxy, especially with a virtual private network (VPN). Additionally, this issue might prevent some devices from connecting to the internet using applications that use WinHTTP or WinINet."

Important Notes:
  • If you are not experiencing the referenced connectivity issues, it is recommended that the update not be installed.
  • The update is not available via Windows Update. It is only available from the [Microsoft Update Catalog.
Windows 10 update history

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From Office - Microsoft Edge Addons:

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Office browser extension puts an icon on the Microsoft Edge toolbar that gives you direct access to your Office files, whether they are stored online or on your computer.

Office web extension can open files stored in OneDrive and OneDrive for Business.

You get the features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Sway right in your browser without needing Office installed.

The Office browser extension now includes proofing of your content*. It connects to a Microsoft online service that offers spelling, grammar and refinements suggestions for your writing on most websites and is available in more than 80 languages.

To get the extension, launch Microsoft Store > Click "Productivity" > type "Office browser extension" in the search box.  More information here:  Quick access to your Office files in the browser - Office Support


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FTR, PaleMoon was my preferred and default browser for many years - I think I started using it around 2010. I probably saw Corrine mention it somewhere! IE had been my default, but it seemed more and more sites were moving towards W3C standards and away from IE/MS standards. Plus it seemed MS was already beginning to abandon IE. It stopped working right.

A quick search showed that the earliest mention of Pale Moon here at LzD was in March, 2014.  In fact, that was when I switched to it:  Pale Moon Browser

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Web News / Re: Daylight Saving Time Arrives Sunday in the States
« on: March 28, 2020, 06:18:40 PM »
It is Europe's turn this weekend.

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what do you think?
And for the record, I have never, not once, ever had Windows Update reboot my computer while I was using it without warning AND without providing me the opportunity to postpone the reboot.

Plus, Windows 10 has the option to set "Active Hours":

 --   Open Settings.
 --   Click on Update & Security.
 --   Click the Change active hours option.
 --   Specify the time range you're usually working on your device.
 --   Note: The maximum amount of time you can set is 18 hours ...
 --   Click the Save button.

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Jokes / Re: Pregnant
« on: March 28, 2020, 12:15:18 PM »
He was right.  :D

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No. 

Same error with Pale Moon on Windows 10.

Edit Note:  BTW, I don't have the VLC Plugin installed and Flash is set to always ask. 

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Dev channel update to 83.0.461.1 is live

Added features:
  • Added the ability to sync Extensions.
  • Added a page to Settings to manage Family Safety settings.
  • Added the ability to add all tabs to a Collection.
  • Added the ability to drag multiple items from a webpage into a Collection at once on certain websites.
  • Added support for adverb highlighting in Immersive Reader.
  • Added support for the Scroll To Text Fragment management policy from upstream Chromium.
  • Added a management policy to configure the deletion of cached files and images when the browser closes.

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